Research

European Financial Geography Network - EUFINGEO

Research, Ongoing

VUB sponsored International Joint Research Group

The European Financial Geography (EUFINGEO) Network sets out to maintain, nurture, and further develop common research activities in the following three domains:

EUFINGEO sets out to maintain, nurture, and further develop common research activities in the following three domains:

Geographies of financial institutions and advanced producer services: (i) mapping onshore and offshore geographies of finance; (ii) tracing and understanding corporate financialization; (iii) charting the nexus of politico-financial elites to understand the financialization of the state.

Geographies of finance, land, and real estate: (i) grasping the varieties of financialization of land and real estate; (ii) analyzing the mechanisms by which land and real estate become a financial asset; (iii) tracing the emergence of (de)growth coalitions around finance and real estate, including patterns of commoning.

Geographies of financial technology: (i) empirical research into FinTech start-up communities and their dependence on urban milieux, (ii) tracing strategic coupling of interest in international financial centers, (iii) analyzing the impact of FinTech on the more traditional banking sector in terms of organizational restructuring and digitization.

EUFINGEO brings together researchers at the following institutions:
Cosmopolis – VUB
Department of Geography - National University of Singapore
Department of Urban Studies and Planning - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Finance, Economy & Society (FES) Research Group, Department of Geography -Trinity College Dublin
Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (IURS) - Beijing Normal University
Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business - University College Dublin
Real Estate Financial Complex (REFCOM) – KU Leuven
School of Geography and the Environment – Oxford University
Urban Development and Mobility - Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

EUFINGEO is also part of the Global Network on Financial Geography, see http://www.fingeo.net